Inside Ludlow Castle with more than 180 local food and drink producers and suppliers: real food, ale, cider, perry, wine and more from the Marches, with samples and tastings.
This year the workshops have a common theme...
FOOD FOR CHANGE
In recognition of the Climate Emergency, Slow Food International is spearheading a campaign called Food For Change to shift food production and consumption towards a sustainable model. We as consumers can help lower carbon emissions and promote biodiversity by:
- Eating less, but higher quality, meat including from rare breeds;
- Buying from small-scale farmers with high environmental standards;
- Cooking less popular types and cuts of meat and accepting “wonky” carrots and other vegetables;
- Using more seasonal, local and organic products.
A Slow Food Taste Workshop offers you the opportunity to taste a succession of different examples of a particular food or drink guided by the people who produce it and the chefs who cook with it. Come and hear their stories and sample the delicious results.
Each workshop lasts about an hour and takes place in Ludlow Castle’s Beacon Room, which you enter via the garden area of the Ludlow Food Festival within the castle. Please note that entry on Friday evening (only) is by the external door to the Beacon Room to the right of the Castle entrance. Sorry , but we are unable to meet specific dietary requirements.
Special Entry Fee Deal:
Entry to all workshops (except Friday evening) requires a Festival entrance ticket. If you're booking workshops on more than one day, please contact Ludlow Food Festival office on 01584 873957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of a special entry fee deal.
Any enquiries relating to the workshops or membership should be sent to email@example.com
Sunday 15th September
W9 11.30am Peter Cook's Brunch
Peter Cook is an award-winning baker who loves to experiment. His breads mature over two or three days resulting in a real depth of flavour which won him a top prize in the World Bread Awards.
In this workshop you will start with mouth watering topped sourdough tasters followed by several innovative baked creations, fresh out of Peter’s ovens. One of these will contain a Slow Food Ark product from Mexico, coined the ‘Mexican Corn Truffle’, a sensuous taste adventure for anyone! These delicious treats will be accompanied by ethically-sourced coffee from Method Coffee Roasters of Worcester.
£14 + booking fee - Standard
£12 + booking fee - Slow Food Member
W10 1.30pm The Path to the Future starts with What you put on your Plate
Food production is both a cause and a victim of climate warming. But it can also be part of a solution. At Old Downton Lodge Slow Food chef Karl Martin uses seasonal, local produce and ingredients such as kid goat, rose veal, foraged and pickled vegetables which might otherwise be wasted.
Karl will share his enthusiasm for sustainable practices as he guides you through a delicious five-course taster menu served with matched wine.
£18 + booking fee - Standard
£16 + booking fee - Slow Food Member